Man City defender Walker delivers Iran World Cup update

Manchester City fullback Kyle Walker will miss England’s World Cup opener against Iran.

The 32-year-old has not played since 2 October after having groin surgery but is expected to be fit for England’s second group game against the United States on Friday, 25 November (19:00 GMT).

“I think probably the first game is too short, but from then onwards I will be good and ready to go,” Walker told ITV.

“I had [surgery] and it was touch and go, but that’s full credit to the physios here and also at Manchester City for getting me back fit and healthy.”